Electric Lineman

  • City of Fairburn
  • Fairburn, GA
  • Feb 01, 2022
Full time Electrical Installation-Maint-Repair

Job Description


The Electric Lineman is a non-exempt, hourly position responsible for installing, maintaining, and servicing the electrical system for the citizens and customers of the City of Fairburn. 

Incumbents in this classification must maintain professionalism and courtesy when exposed to stressful situations; may be required to work outside their regularly scheduled hours; and be available for emergency and/or pre-arranged work whenever called upon.

SCHEDULE: Normal operation hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, with varied nights, weekends, and on-call duty, as required.

Job Responsibilities/Duties

Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed.

Under general supervision:

Climbs power poles, splicing and making repairs to energized lines.

Constructs new overhead lines, setting poles, installing cross arms and brackets, stringing wire, and placing equipment such as transformers, switches, cut-outs, lightning arrestors and insulators.

  • As a member of a line crew, performs switching operations.
  • Runs new service lines from pole or transformer to consumer's premises.
  • Reconstructs existing lines and related fittings.
  • Phases out and cuts in new circuits; pulls slack out of primary and secondary wires; tests poles, lines and other facilities.
  • Trims trees to clear wires.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs electrical underground distribution equipment such as conduit duct systems, boxes, and vaults, switches, transformers, streetlights, concrete foundations.
  • Installs electrical cable in ducts or direct burial; installs cable risers; splices and terminates high voltage cables.
  • Drives trucks and operates associated equipment as assigned; assists in the instruction and training of other new crew members in techniques of the trade.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Three (3) to Five (5) years of electric utility experience.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Georgia class B (CDL) license.


  • Completion of a recognized three-year apprenticeship program as a Certified Lineman/Linewoman, required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in electrical installation and repair work and in the construction and maintenance of electrical distribution and transmission lines.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and regulations applying to low and high voltage electrical wires.
  • Knowledge of pertinent first-aid principles and techniques, including resuscitation methods.
  • Ability to perform electrical installation and repair work and to construct and maintain electric distribution and transmission lines.
  • Ability to operate handheld unit for work orders.
  • Ability to think and act appropriately and quickly in emergencies.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to exercise sound and effective judgment within established guidelines.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, and complete duties to meet scheduled deadlines.
  • Ability to perform routine mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including co-workers, customers, vendors and the general public.
  • Ability to work from electrical plans and detailed drawings, effectively train and supervise others.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in person, and on the telephone.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity, tact, and excellent customer service while interacting with others.


Guidelines: Guidelines include, state, federal, and local laws and regulations, City policies, standard operating procedures, and electrical construction guidelines and best practices.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


Complexity:  The work consists of varied electric system construction, repair and maintenance duties, inclement weather, and hazardous work conditions contribute to the complexity of the position.


Scope and Effect:  The purpose of this position is to participate in the construction, repair and maintenance of the City of Fairburn’s electric system. 


Personal Contacts:  Contacts are typically with coworkers, other city employees, vendors, contractors, representatives of other public utilities, and members of the general public.

Purpose of Contacts:  Contacts are typically to provide services, to give or exchange information, or to resolve problems.

Supervisory Controls

Supervisory Controls:  The Electric Lineman works under the supervision of the Electric Superintendent.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility:  This position may have functional supervision over other personnel, as assigned.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping.  The incumbent occasionally lifts and carries objects weighing up to 50 pounds and uses tools and equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.

Work Environment:  The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  Some work is performed on utility poles, in elevated buckets, and in the presence of  electrified lines.  Work requires the use of protective devices, such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.


Wire and Cable Install-Maintain-Repair



$22.21 - $25.50 DOQ

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